Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about online chat, chatbots, and advanced chat platforms for auto repair and service shops and businesses What is online chat for automotive repair and maintenance businesses? Online chat is software that installs on a business website and offers a way for consumers and customers to communicate with an automotive service business…

covid-19 car maintenance

Many of us have not used our motor vehicles at all since the Work-From-Home (WFH) order was enforced by employers due to COVID-19. Some of you may have used your vehicle only a few times. The good news is we are no longer sitting in traffic, spending our cash on gas, parking fees and general…

Openbay Partners With Napa Auto Care

16,000+ NAPA U.S. AutoCare Centers now have access to the Openbay marketplace to fulfill record-high demand for automotive services Openbay, the award-winning marketplace for automotive service and repair and provider of SaaS-based solutions for the automotive service industry, has partnered with NAPA (National Automotive Parts Association), a global leader in the automotive aftermarket industry, to…

Openbay Lyft

Automotive maintenance and repair is designated an essential business; Lyft drivers can access service in over 50 markets with Openbay During these unprecedented times, rideshare drivers still need to keep their vehicles running, and automotive maintenance and repair facilities have been designated to be an essential service by the government.  Lyft drivers who are in…

Online chat for automotive service

Automotive service businesses must adapt new online technologies to increase new consumer acquisition and to grow revenue. From today forward, the way consumers will search for and select automotive services has changed. It’s a ‘digital first’ approach matching the always-on and always online lifestyle of the modern day consumer. These consumers have high expectations when…

Online Chat for Automotive Service

What is online chat? What is a chatbot? And why would any automotive service business need either for their website now?  Newsflash – commerce has changed. Maybe forever. The way consumers research, select and purchase goods and services has changed sharply in recent weeks. We are witnessing a major paradigm shift in consumer shopping behavior…

virtual service advisor

Turbo Tim’s service appointments achieved a compounded monthly growth rate of 31% (CMGR) over a 6-month period using the Virtual Service Advisor Otis by Openbay  Award-winning Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive is not your average automotive shop. Turbo Tim Suggs opened Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive in 2006 with the goal to not only fix cars, but…

Top requested automotive services and miles traveled

As predicted, for the month of February 2020, total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by U.S. drivers continued a downward trend as estimated by data from the U.S. Department of Transportation and studies conducted by Openbay. This trend will most likely flatten through March 2020 based on historical trends and any unforeseen events. VMT for the…

Total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by U.S. drivers for the month of January 2020 continued its historical downward trend as estimated by data from the U.S. Department of Transportation and studies conducted by Openbay. This trend will most likely continue through February 2020 based on historical trends. VMT for the month of January is estimated…